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Zappos Blogs: leggings
The legging is one of our favorite wardrobe staples. When done in bold prints and interesting fabrications, this perennial basic takes a fashion-forward approach.
1. AG Adriano Goldschmied The Legging Snake Sateen: From the svelte fit to the sexy snake print, these are positively brimming with attitude.
2. Free People Fairisle Jacquard Legging: Exude a bit of wintry flair with this cozy number.
3. Joe’s Jeans Zip Chelsea Ultra Slim Fit Leather Ponte Legging: Made of buttery soft leather, these edgy leggings were made to feel like second skin.
4. Gabriella Rocha Lyah Aztec Print Legging: The legging goes tribal!
5. Betsey Johnson Queen of the Jungle Lace Legging: You’ll turn heads with this scene-stealing legging in the sassiest print.
Looking for a hip way to elevate your style this Winter? Turn to two of the industry’s most trusted names, Anna Sui and Nicole Miller, for an endless array of leggings for any occasion. From notable patterns to vibrant neon colors, leggings can showcase your personality and add a little punch to your outfit.
Anna Sui's collections take you on a creative journey that is unparalleled in the world of fashion. Mixing vintage styles with her current cultural obsessions, she effortlessly makes hip and exuberantly original clothes. Anna Sui is known for her commitment to the things that move her. Following her own inspiration, Anna Sui continues to inspire. She is living her dream through her original, thought-provoking sense of style. Her iconic designs have become collectors' items, creating a cult following all their own. Instantly exciting and feminine, the Anna Sui Big Dot Openwork Tights will make any outfit come to life with sweet style. If you are trying to pair your leggings with riding boots, the regal and ravishing Anna Sui Brocade Sweater Tight.
No one expects anything less than showstopper fashion from Nicole Miller. From dresses to legwear, Nicole Miller sits comfortably in her throne over the fashion world. The Nicole Miller Wide Chevron Fishnet Tight is mesmerizing and magnificent. The sleek stripes will give your outfit optical excellence. Another fine option from Nicole Miller is the Large Paisley Tight. Elegance and class are yours when you wear these Nicole Miller Large Paisley Tights.
Anna Sui's collections take you on a creative journey that is unparalleled in the world of fashion. Mixing vintage styles with her current cultural obsessions, she effortlessly makes hip and exuberantly original clothes. Whether Anna's inspiration is Victorian cowboys, Warhol superstars or Finnish textile prints, her depth of cultural knowledge is always apparent. The late 1990s was a time of significant growth for Anna Sui; she embarked upon a hugely successful expansion in the Far East, where she quickly established a huge cult following. She also launched cosmetics, fragrance, shoe and accessory licenses.
Her devotion to detail is apparent in every one of her products, which are all intimately connected to her world. Her iconic designs have become collectors' items, creating a cult following all their own. Anna Sui is known for her commitment to the things that move her. Following her own inspiration, Anna Sui continues to inspire. She is living her dream through her original, thought-provoking sense of style. Anna Sui's of leggings has just come to Zappos.com.
Do you love the vintage look, but want to add a modern touch? Like something old, something new (without the borrowed or blue)? Then here's a great look for you!
Start with these wonderful black suede ankle boots called "Ashlyn" from Elizabeth and James. The wrapped heel is 4 1/4 inches high, with a half inch platform. The details are positively yummy: a row of buttons up each side of the center piece, a peekaboo toe, and a back strap. The buttons may look retro, but these aren't your grandmother's boots! And they do have a soft lining and a lightly cushioned footbed, so you'll still be able to dance all night.
Top them with a great pair of black leggings that go down to the ankle. Stick with these basic black, unadorned leggings, because you want the attention to go to your feet and those delightful boots. Yes, there are plenty of great-looking leggings; a pair with shirring comes to mind, but really, with Ashlyn on your feet, you don't need to decorate your legs!
Moving on up, remember that leggings are not pants (do I need to repeat that?) Even for babies, leggings aren't pants, so don't top them with a shirt. Instead, choose an adorable dress like the Breathless Mini Dress from Quiksilver. Made in a lambswool/cotton blend, this black long-sleeved mini has a deep cowl neck and a curve-hugging cut. For a little extra detail there are metal studs down the back of the dress. All eyes will be on you when you strut into the room in this dress!
With all that black, remember to add a pop of color. Whether it's a bright leather jacket or bag, or chunky jewelry in metal, semi-precious stones like turquoise, cinnabar, or even lamp work glass, you need something to break up the black. It's your style, so you choose!
Leggings are back on the fashion scene and in women's closets everywhere. This is both a good and a bad thing. Worn well, leggings can be fashionable, comfortable and even practical. Worn badly, and they're a quick trip to a fashion wreck. The trick to wearing leggings is all in what you wear with leggings, so pair them with the right tops and dresses to look good, whatever your size and age.
Tunics and Tops
Leggings can be worn as pants with long shirts, sweaters or tunic length tops. There is a key word here: long. If you opt to wear a shirt with leggings, be sure that it comes to mid-thigh for a flattering look. Flowing tunics work well, but long tees topped with a boyfriend style jacket or cardigan are a cute casual option. Keep in mind that leggings with a top is a rather young look, and often quite a relaxed one. Dress up your basic black leggings with a sparkly tunic for a playful evening option.
Dresses and Skirts
Leggings work very well under dresses for girls and women of any age. They offer warmth, comfort and modesty, as well as style. Experiment with wearing leggings with various skirts and dresses to make the most of this trend in a way that works with your personal style and body. Match the color of your leggings to your dress for a subtle way to wear leggings or contrast the color for a whimsical look. Wear a miniskirt or dress with leggings to make it a bit more age appropriate or comfortable. Choose ankle length leggings with skirts or dresses to achieve a long and lean look.
Shoes and Boots
Put the heels away when you're wearing leggings to avoid looking oh-so-1985. Pair leggings with flat boots, ballet flats, or cute pointed flats. Go casual with a classic flat tennis shoe or canvas skimmer. Flats are available in a variety of styles and colors, ranging from sparkly evening options to casual everyday shoes and all of these styles can work with your leggings. Choose a shoe with a low vamp to visually extend the leg. If you absolutely must wear a heel, opt for a simple style in a color that matches the leggings and skip the stilettos.
No matter which way it’s sliced, (slashed and or shredded for that matter), cutout garments are stealing the style spotlight. Perhaps it’s the feeling of being slightly provocative without being overly risqué that makes cutouts a trend almost anyone can comfortably wear. Cutouts or often referred to as cutaway styles can be found in anything from tops, dresses, and even a few bottoms.
DKNYC DKNYC has a great Cold Shoulder Top with split sleeves and cut-out shoulders for a sexy but still flirty look. Free People’s Cutout Menswear Dress may be a menswear inspired dress but nothing about it is short of feminine. The dress features detailed cutout designs in a satin dress with front snap closure and ruching. BCBGeneration always offers trend-setting pieces like their Cutout Sleeve Dress, available in Galaxy Blue. This dress is constructed with cutout sleeves as well as a sexy v-neck—as if bearing arms wasn’t sexy enough.
If you’re willing to invest in a designer piece, Moschino has an elegant long sleeve silk dress with draping fabric and cutouts or “keyholes” circling the neck. Detailing each keyhole are faux pearls lined around the edges. The cutaway dress also has an empire waist and elasticized ends on each sleeve.
Should you feel extra daring, LnA’s newest item, the Ripped Zipper Leggings in cotton jersey are just the thing for you. They feature ankle zippers and deep slashes on the front legs for the ultimate rock glam look.
It’s fine to extend your cutout style down to your toes with cutout booties, this popular style continues to stay strong. However, make sure you keep your shredded apparel to a minimum and only wear one sliced item at a time, you want to look trendy but not like you just survived a cat fight.
Since the 15th and 16th centuries, various styles of leggings were worn by both men and women. Most popular in Europe, the Renaissance era placed leggings in the fashion spotlight. Leggings are a tight, form-fitting type of trouser, that extends from the waist and typically comes down to the ankles. Often referred to as tights, they are not to be confused with pantyhose. Originally leggings were two separate garments, one for each leg.
By the early 17th century, or the Shakespearean era, leggings became a fashion staple mostly for men, but as time progressed leggings transcended back into the wardrobe of women. In the 1960’s, leggings were worn as an alternative to the highly popularized, capri pant. Worn by iconic Hollywood actresses, this alternative to pants had greater sex appeal for its skin tight look.
However, it was not until the fitness and aerobics boom of the early 1980’s that leggings became a popular piece of everyday apparel. Not only did their tight and attractive appearance make them a hot commodity, but their comfort made them a casual piece of every day wear. Again, the trend was highly trademarked by style icons of the time like Cindy Lauper and Olivia Newton John. By the mid-1990s, leggings outsold jeans in many parts of the United States. Leggings also made a comeback in Men’s closets. In many places, especially in colder countries such as Russia, men continued to wear leggings even into modern times, often as an additional underlayer for warmth against the cold.
In 2005, leggings made their biggest comeback since its last big return in the 80’s. Designers made leggings available in every color and style imaginable. Modern styles include footless, capri, ruched, studded and lace designs. Whether it’s a pair from Kensie Girl , reasonably priced at $30 or if you’re looking to splurge on a designer pair of Juicy Couture for $128, one thing’s absolute, this trend is affordable for just about anyone.
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